An English major is among the most versatile at Augusta University, training our students to become discriminating readers, independent thinkers, and skillful writers.
About one-fourth of our majors plan to become high school English teachers; others will become editors, lawyers, doctors, entrepreneurs, or writers for magazines and newspapers.
English professors at Augusta University are scholar-teachers who introduce students to texts capturing the thoughts of authors in the context of their world and times. Our faculty members are experts in such diverse fields as Chinese poetry, science fiction, women's writing, Southern literature, post-modern literature, African literature, Irish literature, and medieval literature, and more. The diversity of voices will challenge and surprise you.
Although all English majors have many courses in common, each track requires some courses of its own. Read Student Learning Outcomes for all English majors.
Choosing which track in which to minor will depend upon your career goals.
All Creative Writing majors must compile and submit a Senior Portfolio consisting of works from two different genres.
"I have always imagined paradise will be a kind of library."
— Jorge Luis Borges